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Extending information society networks to Western Balkan countries


IS2WeB is a Specific Support Action aiming to identify suitable research organisations in the Western Balkan countries and assist them to get informed about and actively participate in EU-funded research in the field of Information Society Technologies.

The specific objectives of IS2WeB are to:
- Identify promising research organisations in the Western Balkan Region suitable for participation in future IST research activities, defining criteria for their selection.
- Provide mentoring / tutoring on IST programme opportunities and procedures to the identified research organisations as well as familiarize them with the European R&D culture.
- Transfer EU research results and technologies related to selected strategic objectives of the IST programme in order to assist the identified research organisations elaborate ideas for future research proposals.
- Facilitate the development of networks between research organisations in the Western Balkan region and the EU in order to exchange ideas and pursue joint research collaboration.

IS2WeB will contribute to the Commission's priority to open up the European Research Area in the Western Balkan region and pave the way for future EU-Western Balkan scientific and technological co-operation. IS2WeB will support this co-operation by facilitating independent and self-sustaining IST research activities and promoting the European R&D culture in the region, with the ultimate goal of extending Information Society Networks to the Western Balkan countries. All countries in the Western Balkan region are represented in the project: Albania, FYR of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia & Montenegro and Croatia. The project's duration is 30 months.

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